June 02, 2015 17:31 ET® Expands Presence in Saddleback Valley

Online Auto Repair Consumer Advocate Shifts the Power to Southern Orange County Car Owners

CARSON, CA and MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) -®, the most comprehensive and unbiased free online automotive repair resource, is proud to announce its expanded presence in the Saddleback Valley area of Orange County, Calif. Residents of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch and Ladera Ranch now have an extensive directory of local repair shops that have been carefully vetted by AutoMD, and can quickly find and compare quotes for automotive repairs.® is revolutionizing the automotive repair industry by providing an unprecedented resource to car owners through its unique Insta-Quotes!® offering, which provides real-time price quotes from selected local auto repair shops formulated using each shop's labor price, industry standard time to complete repairs and up-to-the-minute parts pricing data -- all specific to the vehicle, down to engine size and sub-model. Unlike similar sites that provide quotes for auto repair, AutoMD's Insta-Quotes! tool gives consumers unprecedented information -- like today's labor cost and exactly what parts are on the shelves and available at their local repair shop. Armed with fully transparent repair information, confirmed customer reviews, and instant and accurate quotes for various repairs, consumers can visit local auto shops knowing their vehicle will be fixed properly and at a fair price, while avoiding the tedious and time-consuming process of calling around to various shops to get the best price.

"Americans are keeping their cars longer than ever before -- and that means they are investing more in automotive repair," says Shane Evangelist, CEO of AutoMD. "AutoMD is dedicated to shifting the power to the consumer, so they step into repair shops feeling more empowered and informed. The thousands of Saddleback Valley residents who rely on their cars everyday can feel at ease knowing AutoMD is on their side."

A study conducted at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University by Professor Florian Zettlemeyer proved that consumers who are prepared with repair knowledge and reference pricing when they contact a repair shop are less likely to fall victim to price increases.® provides consumers with the most current and precise estimates for auto repairs to help find quality service for a fair price. Dealing with auto repair shops is easier and safer, since pricing information is now honest and available to all.

Residents of Orange County, Calif.'s Saddleback Valley can visit® to find and compare local shops and book repair appointments. Users can also browse AutoMD's extensive library of "how-to" guides for DIY repairs, and leverage the site's diagnostic tools to better understand what repairs their vehicle may need.

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About AutoMD:® is a comprehensive and unbiased free online automotive repair resource designed to empower consumers during the auto repair process. Backed by a team of automotive data specialists and certified mechanics who serve as advocates for the car owner, allows car owners and DIYers to get instant comparative quotes on repair jobs, access real time part pricing information, learn about troubleshooting car problems, know how much repairs should cost, read reviews, and find the right local auto repair shop at the right price for their issue. Resources are also available to demystify the steps needed and time it should take to complete repairs; and specific questions can be posted for answer by the community. To learn more, visit

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